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Laos dam collapses: “Hundreds are missing” after the floods flooded villages

Hundreds of people are missing and an unknown number died after a dam collapsed in southeastern Laos.

A collapse at a hydroelectric power plant in the province of Attap later on Monday sent lightning floods across six villages, according to the Laos News Agency.

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“Several human lives” were lost and “several hundred people [missing],” he added.

More than 6,600 people were flooded with homeless people.

The cause of Xepian-Xe Nam Noy’s collapse is not clear.

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Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith cancel his scheduled government get together and move towards the most affected area in Sanamxay District with the high authoritative person to watch aid efforts and motivate the people.

Local authorities have appealed to government bodies and other communities to help victims such as clothing, food, drinking water and pharmaceuticals provide emergency assistance.

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